Why We Left Islam: Former Muslims Speak Out

By Susan Crimp

Sooner or later, an American at the verge of changing to Islam acknowledged to 1 of the editors, "Please, I worry i'm approximately to make the largest mistake of my existence. Please supply me one sturdy cause to not convert." this is often the e-book that Joel Richardson needs he had at that second. strong and sometimes stunning, yet constantly heartfelt, those essays from over a dozen people who have left Islam—often in worry for his or her lives—are notable for his or her honesty. The tales of the way those women and men freed themselves from this repressive and brutal faith usually are not simply inspirational, yet current a searing problem to these Westerners decided to perpetuate the "Islam is a faith of peace" fantasy in any respect bills.

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Beauty of Concealment and Concealment of Beauty

By Dr. Zahra Rahnavard - XKP

Sister Rahnavard is a graduate from the college of excellent Arts, and is almost immediately a Professor on the college. She has finalized the level of writing her Doctoral Dissertation within the division of Political technological know-how. She is the spouse of the current top Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the mummy of 3 children.

The addressee of this discourse isn't a girl who's a primary, instructor, reputable, employee, surgeon, professional, housewife, or a faculty or university scholar. The addressees are fairly the pious souls of the entire ladies of the rustic striving for the elevation of the women's position.

They are all noble people, owning mild souls and feature under the influence of alcohol deep from the natural spring of "the everlasting Being", and during this fabric international are ready to obtain the illuminating radiance of Truth.



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Allies with the Infidel: The Ottoman and French Alliance in the Sixteenth Century

By Christine Isom-Verhaaren

In 1543, the Ottoman fleet seemed off the coast of France to bombard and lay siege to the town of great. The operation, lower than the command of Admiral Barbarossa, got here in accordance with a request from François I of France for the help of Sultan Süleyman the remarkable in France's fight opposed to Charles V, the Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain. This army alliance among mutual 'infidels', the Christian French King and the Muslim Sultan, aroused extreme condemnation on non secular grounds from the Habsburgs and their supporters as an aberration from approved international relations. thoughts of the Crusades have been, in spite of everything, nonetheless greatly alive in Europe and an alliance with 'the Turk' appeared unthinkable to many. Allies with the Infidel locations the occasions of 1543 and the next wintering of the Ottoman fleet in Toulon within the context of the facility politics of the 16th century. hoping on modern Ottoman and French assets, it offers the true politik of international relations with 'infidels' within the early smooth period. the result's crucial examining for college students and students of ecu background, Ottoman stories, and of family members among the Christian and Islamic worlds.

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The Sufi Orders in Islam

By J. Spencer Trimingham

Sufism, the identify given to Islamic mysticism, has been the topic of many reviews, however the orders during which the organizational point of the Sufi spirit used to be expressed has been missed. The Sufi Orders in Islam is without doubt one of the earliest sleek examinations of the ancient improvement of Sufism and is taken into account a vintage paintings in different resources of Islamic stories at the present time. right here, writer J. Spencer Trimingham bargains a transparent and exact account of the formation and improvement of the Sufi colleges and orders (tariqahs) from the second one century of Islam till smooth times.
Trimingham specializes in the sensible disciplines in the back of the paranormal elements of Sufism which at the beginning attracted a Western viewers. He indicates how Sufism built and adjusted, strains its courting to the unfolding and unfold of mystical rules, and describes in sharp element its rituals and ceremonial practices. eventually, he assesses the impression of those Sufi orders upon Islamic society mostly. John O. Voll has additional a brand new creation to this vintage textual content and offers readers with an up to date record of additional reading.
The Sufi Orders in Islam will charm not just to these already acquainted with Triminghams groundbreaking examine, but in addition to the becoming studying public of Islamic reports and mysticism.

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Muslims in the Western Imagination

By Sophia Rose Arjana

All through historical past, Muslim males were depicted as monsters. The portrayal of people as monsters is helping a society delineate who belongs and who, or what, is excluded. even if symbolic, as in post-9/11 zombie movies, Muslim monsters nonetheless functionality to outline Muslims as non-human entities. those will not be depictions of Muslim males as malevolent human characters, yet really as creatures that occupy the mind's eye -- non-humans that convey their wickedness outwardly at the dermis. They populate medieval stories, Renaissance work, Shakespearean dramas, Gothic horror novels, and Hollywood movies. via an exhaustive survey of medieval, early glossy, and modern literature, artwork, and cinema, Muslims within the Western Imagination examines the dehumanizing ways that Muslim males were built and represented as monsters, and the impression such representations have on perceptions of Muslims today.

The examine is the 1st to provide a family tree of those creatures, from the demons and giants of the center a long time to the hunchbacks with filed enamel which are featured within the 2007 movie 300, arguing that structures of Muslim monsters represent a routine subject matter, first formulated in medieval Christian notion. Sophia Rose Arjana indicates how Muslim monsters are usually with regards to Jewish monsters, and extra largely to Christian anti-Semitism and anxieties surrounding African and different overseas our bodies, which includes either non secular bigotry and fears surrounding physically distinction. Arjana argues persuasively that those dehumanizing structures are deeply embedded in Western recognition, latest this present day as internalized ideals and practices that give a contribution to the tradition of violence--both rhetorical and physical--against Muslims.

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Islam! What are the Veil, Divorce, and Polygamy for? (Arabic Edition)

By Mohammad Amin Sheikho

In recent times, a few topics just like the veil, polygamy, and divorce in Islam became items of debate and dispute upon which the mass media, specially the western ones, shed gentle. what's the veil, polygamy, and divorce in Islam?. during this Audiobook: - A discussion among a Western Orientalist and a Muslim Savant in regards to the verity of the philosophy of the veil in Islam, the significance of marriage agreement, the verity of polygamy in Islam. and the verity of divorce in Islam. - Is it the canopy screening basically the hair? or it's the entire conceal screening all of the physique with the face? what's the knowledge in the back of it? and what are the Qur’anic proofs (verses) that point out it and choose its nature? Islam… what's divorce for?! what's a couple of spouse for?!

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This booklet is, unquestionably, a courageous and intrepid commitment for protecting the Messenger of humankind, Muhammad (may God’s peace and benediction be upon him and his Progeny). Its author’s place can by no means be greater than a honest significant other project the duty of protecting his Prophet within the conflict of Uhud or Hunayn. all through process heritage many traditions have been, wrongfully and opposed to Allah’s Will, ascribed to the Messenger of Allah (S), which he by no means uttered in any respect. Had now not that amount of fake and fabricated or even unsafe traditions been there, nobody between these having suggest and debased morality like Salman Rushdie, might have ever dared conversing in poor health of the Messenger of Allah (God’s peace and benediction be upon him and his Progeny). And destiny, certainly, may be brighter, with emergence of latest different realities and different pioneer reports, whereat clouds of darkness shall verily disperse and solar of fact shall upward push, God-willing. during this connection, Ansarian starting place unearths it essential to current its gratitude and veneration to brother Hasan M. Najafi, in acceptance of his stable efforts and toilsome endeavour in translating, enhancing and supervising the printing of this ebook. We implore the Beneficent Allah to present him for this paintings, within which he sought not anything yet God’s excitement and favour. We implore the all-powerful the Almighty to aid him to accomplish an increasing number of munificent contributions to the Islamic reason. he's Hearer and he's Responsive. Ansariyan FoundationThis booklet is without doubt one of the many Islamic guides allotted through Ahlulbayt association through the international in numerous languages with the purpose of conveying the message of Islam to the folk of the realm. Ahlulbayt association (www.shia.es) is a registered association that operates and is continued via collaborative efforts of volunteers in lots of nations worldwide, and it welcomes your involvement and aid. Its ambitions are quite a few, but its major target is to unfold the reality concerning the Islamic religion regularly and the Shi`a institution of inspiration particularly as a result of the latter being misrepresented, misunderstood and its tenets usually assaulted by means of many ignorant fogeys, Muslims and non-Muslims. Organization’s objective is to facilitate the dissemination of information via a world medium, the net, to destinations the place such assets will not be in most cases or simply available or are resented, resisted and fought! additionally, for a whole checklist of our released books please consult with our web site (www.shia.es) or ship us an e-mail to info@shia.es

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Koranic Allusions: The Biblical, Qumranian, and Pre-Islamic Background to the Koran

By Ibn Warraq

For a person with an curiosity within the early background of Islam, this erudite anthology will end up to be informative and enlightening.

Scholars have lengthy recognized that the textual content of the Koran indicates facts of many affects from spiritual resources outdoors Islam. for instance, tales within the Koran approximately Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and different characters from the Bible evidently come from the Jewish Torah and the Christian Gospels. yet there's additionally facts of borrowing within the Koran from extra vague literature.

In this anthology, the acclaimed critic of Islam Ibn Warraq has assembled scholarly articles that delve into those strange, little-known resources. The members learn the connections among pre-Islamic poetry and the textual content of the Koran; they usually discover similarities among numerous Muslim doctrines and ideas present in the writings of the Ebionites, a Jewish Christian sect that existed from the second one to the fourth centuries. additionally thought of is the impact of Coptic Christian literature at the writing of the conventional biography of Muhammad.

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